Police use Twitter to 'name and shame' drink drivers
Police in Sussex and Surrey are publishing the names of drink and drug drive offenders on Twitter (BBC News).
The BBC News report says throughout December police will tweet about people stopped on suspicion of drink or drug-driving, including details of when and where motorists were pulled over for the alleged offences.
Those who are charged with drink or drug-driving offences will then be publicly "named and shamed" as part of the forces' joint campaign.
They are also putting up posters with details of people who were stopped last year, at the place where they were arrested.
Members of the public are also being encouraged to text to the police details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving.
Additional time is being set aside at Crawley Magistrates' Court in West Sussex from 1 December, to deal with drivers who are arrested.
Sergeant Jane Derrick, head of roads policing across Sussex and Surrey, said: "There is often a delay of a matter of weeks between an individual being charged and them appearing in court.
"But these slots mean those charged with offences early in December could be dealt with by magistrates and banned from the roads in time for Christmas."
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